To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes for ‘The God Who Speaks’ – celebrating, living and sharing God’s word.
Ezra read from the Law of God so that the people understood what was read.
cf. Nehemiah 8:8
Whenever we celebrate the liturgy, the Scriptures are proclaimed. We listen to God speaking to us with the Church. In the Sacraments, the Liturgy of the Hours and in our prayers we encounter Christ; through our responses we deepen our participation which transforms our lives.
In discovering and renewing a genuine love for the word of God, we nurture our relationship with Christ.
Through the Bible, we meet Christ who is alive in his word. We can listen to him speaking to us and guiding us in our daily lives.
How can we celebrate God’s Word?
We celebrate God’s word by:
Throughout 2020, dioceses and communities are invited to explore:
Please email Fleur Dorrell if you have any questions relating to our Scripture initiative ‘The God Who Speaks’.
To inaugurate the Year of the Word on the first Sunday of Advent on 1 December, we invite all Cathedrals, churches and religious communities to join together in celebrating with our special Evening Prayer resources.